Students will explain and evaluate the roots of terrorism: (c) background of modern Middle East conflicts (e.g., Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Persian Gulf conflicts, Afghanistan).
Students will determine, evaluate, and then support with evidence if Jimmy Carter's Presidency was a miserable failure or where their outside forces working against him (did events conspire against him)?
Through negotiation and arm-twisting, Carter helped forge peace between long-time enemies Israel and Egypt. In 1977, Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin met in Jerusalem to discuss an overall peace between the two nations. In the summer of 1978, Carter seized on the peace initiative. When the peace talks stalled, he invited Sadat and Begin to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.
After 12 days of intense negotiation, the three leaders reached an agreement that became known as the Camp David Accords. It is Jimmy Carter's crowning achievement as President and the fact that agreement is still in existence today.